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that door, a pope chosen in the mysterious ritual known as the conclave. abc's david wright tells us about the ancient vote to come. >> reporter: before the cardinals file into the sistine chapel and lock the doors behind them, technicians will have pulled up the floorboards to install cell phone jamming devices. violating the secrecy is punishable by excommunication. >> it's a way of ensuring that the voice that's speaking to the cardinals during the conclave belongs to the holy spirit and to no one else. >> reporter: no one knows how long it will take. the shortest conclave lasted just a few hours. the longest? nearly three years. in fact, that's why they started locking the doors. in the middle ages, during the plague years, a conclave meeting in the town of viterbo took so long, frustrated villagers eventually locked the cardinals in to hurry them up. it didn't work, so they tried to starve them out. that didn't work. so, they exposed them to the elements, tearing the roof off the building to let the holy spirit in. not going to happen in the sistine chapel, where the ceiling is michel
in the use of handguns and assault rifles. he even said he had a 50 caliber rifle. did he die in those flames? they're likely to use some sort of bulldozer to probe the building. they clearly decided to let mr. dorner die if he was inside. >> all right. standing by, watching this story. we of course will be staying with it to bring you every new development throughout this broadcast. but we do want to move on to the state of union. the president's focus will include jobs and gun violent in america. even as the drama is playing out on the west coast. let's go to jonathan karl on that. john? >> reporter: diane, well, the bulk of the speech will be on the economy. the president will say that a growing economy that creates good middle class jobs, quote, must be the north star that guides our efforts. but the emotion in that room, in that chamber, will come on the issue of gun violence, as several victims of recent mass shootings will be watching in person from the visitor's gallery. when the president gives his big speech, the visitor's gallery is usually packed with friends and family members of
in of police officers, guns drawn, searching cars. and abc's cecilia vega is there to tell us what is happening right now. cecilia? >> reporter: diane, good evening. the situation is still ongoing. this is what we know. christopher dorner is holed up on a house on that mountain. two officers have been shot and wounded. los angeles police just went on live television to broadcast a plea to him. telling him, enough is enough, it's time to turn yourself in. >> if he's watching this, a message for himself is, enough is enough. it's time to turn yourself in, it's time to stop the bloodshed. it's time to let this event and let this incident be over. >> reporter: in the remote mountains above los angeles today, a violent shootout. gun fire as officers in s.w.a.t. gear closed in on the man accused of killing one of their own and tormenting an entire community for the past six days. the whole exchange broadcast on live television. authorities say the suspect, holed up inside the hillside cabin, is christopher dorner, a former los angeles police officer skilled in sniper tactics. >> during that exchange
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